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Livingston Open Mile & Open Quadrathlon, 28 July – report

There was a great EKAC medal showing in today’s Open Mile at Livingston’s Craigswood track. Dylan Edwards, in his 1st year at U13B, took age-group bronze with 6:22.79. A Livingstone takes gold in Livingston! A great run saw Emma Livingstone take gold with 5:56.09 in her 1st year in U17G. And Calum Charters, 1st year…

EKAC success @ Brian Goodwin 10k

Well done to senior athletes John Fergusson (32:49) and Daryl Reid (32:58) who finished 12th and 16th respectively at the Brian Goodwin 10k at Pollok Park on 21 June. Our featured image is a cracking photo of 12th-placed John with what we assume was a scream of delight. We imagine his legs may also have…

Grant Baillie secures trio of Clydebank 1sts

There must be something about Clydebank that favours Grant Baillie. Just a couple of weeks after finishing outright 1st in the Clydebank 10k, Grant was there again yesterday, this time in the Scottish Veteran Harriers Club (SVHC) 5k. He finished 1st V40 and 5th overall (with places 1, 2 & 3 going to ages 23,…

Grant Baillie wins Clydebank 10k

Just 2 weeks and 4 days after crossing the line 32nd in the Edinburgh Marathon, Grant Baillie has been pounding the streets again in the Clydebank 10k. He came home with more than a ‘2019 Finisher’ t-shirt, too, collecting the silverware for 1st place with a time of 32:29*. Quite some marathon warm-down! This was…

David Thomson wins Strathaven Crags 5.5k; U15 Hannah Kelly: 4th female!

There were outstanding performances from EKAC athletes in 5 June’s Strathaven Crags race, part of Strathaven Gala Week. David Thomson was 1st male home, covering the 5.5km course (map below) in 20:36. For the stato’s, that’s a 3:48/km average. Great running. Just as impressive was Hannah Kelly finishing 4th female overall – a remarkable result…

Edinburgh Marathon report

Sunday 26 May saw gutsy Edinburgh Marathon performances by our athletes. With rain early on, puddles aplenty and an increasingly-brutal headwind after the turn, the conditions were those of a summer’s day in East Kilbride! Grant Baillie crossed the line 32nd of 7,301 finishers. He was also 4th M40. It’s a mark of the high…

Whether running, jumping or throwing, East Kilbride Athletic Club is for you.

We are based in the Athletics Hub at the John Wright Sports Centre, minutes from East Kilbride town centre. The Hub overlooks the Centre’s recently-resurfaced 400m running track.

Laura Muir visiting EKAC, 2019

A charity, our aim is to bring out the best in our athletes, whether juniors (9+), seniors or masters and whether they are striving for a national vest, starting out or aiming to set new personal bests as part of their athletics journey.

While running is the most visible part of what we do – you may have seen our yellow-and-black vests zipping by you – we are also heavily involved in field events including high jump, long jump, discus, javelin and shot put.

On the running side, we cover sprinting (including sprint hurdles), middle distance, road, trail and cross country. Some events are individual, others involve teams.

We cater for ages 9 upwards and have internationalists, national and district champions amongst our many members, with strength in depth in our female and male junior, senior and master categories.

See here for how to join.

GB distance runners Callum & Derek Hawkins visiting EKAC

How the club is run

EKAC has served Scotland’s 6th-largest settlement since 1959.

We are a SCIO – a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation – regulated by OSCR (Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator). We are governed by a board of trustees who operate under our constitution. Most of our normal business is managed by a committee that meets each month.

We are affiliated to Scottish Athletics (SA). All of our club members are, separately, also members of Scottish Athletics. An SA membership number is required in order to enter almost all of the athletics events in which the club participates.

All of our coaches are part of the PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) scheme and we have an appointed Child Protection Officer.